Join us on June 10 for a special tour presented in conjunction with the National Museum of Racing, just in time for The Belmont Stakes! Learn more

Falling leaves and rising fun at The Hyde!

Fall’s harvest

October means cooler weather, falling leaves, and Picasso, Braque & Léger!

Picasso and Braque met in Paris in 1910 and created a new art style, Cubism. Fernand Léger took the idea of Cubism and created his own unique version called tubism.

All three artists are masters of change and creativity. This exhibition includes prints that were published in literature.

Opening on October 12, Artists of Mohawk Hudson Region showcases local contemporary artists who are creating in response to their current world. How do you see your world?


Artful Afternoons

2:30 to 4:30 pm Wednesday

Tours for Tots

10:30 to 11:30 am Thursday

This month’s children’s programs are inspired by the groundbreaking works in Picasso, Braque & Léger and the contemporary creativity of Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region.Artful Afternoons is a drop-in program for children ages 6 to 12 and their guardians. The group begins by examining a work from the Museum’s permanent collection or exhibitions, then visits the Art Studio to put their discoveries into action.

Hyde educator Keri Dudek will lead the following Artful Afternoons programs from 2:30 to 4:30 pm Wednesdays:

October 2: Abstracted form
October 9: Color of the seasons
October 16: House
October 23: Surreal Collage
October 30: The Dark

Tours for Tots is a morning program for guardians and children ages 3 to 5. Explore the Museum’s permanent collection or exhibitions with age-appropriate gallery and art-making activities introducing young children to big ideas in art.

The following Tours for Tots programs will be offered from 10:30 to 11:30 am Thursdays:

October 3: Abstracted form with a reading of Fruit Bowl by Mark Hoffman
October 10: Color of the seasons with a reading of Hocus Pocus, It’s Fall by Anne Sibley O’Brien
October 17: House with a reading of In the Haunted House by Eve Bunting
October 24: Surreal Collage with a reading of Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
October 31: The Dark with a reading of The Dark by Lemony Snicket

Artful Afternoons, Art Lab, and Tours for Tots are funded, in part, by the Touba Family Foundation and Stewart’s Shops. 


On October 31, The Hyde will offer a special Tours for Tots program for all our little artist friends! We will explore the dark and shadows, find out who lives in the dark, and learn how to be brave when the lights are out.

Costumes are welcome, if you wish to dress up! (Please note that this is not a celebration of Halloween, so families who don’t celebrate will feel comfortable at this inclusive event.)

Art Crawl

10:30 am Friday, October 4

This month, inspired by the season and artworks from our permanent collection that depict the change of season, our littlest artists will explore the sounds, smells, and colors of fall.

On the first Friday of each month, babies and their caregivers are invited to discover at the Museum. Each program includes an activity designed especially for little ones with an art material exploration and play.

ATTENDANCE is free, but donations are appreciated.

Art Lab

1 to 4 pm Sunday, October 13

We will explore how to create an agamograph. Inspired by artworks that express contrasting ideas in the Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region exhibition, we will create two artworks in one using this art technique.

Admission to The Hyde Collection is free the second Sunday of every month. From 1 to 4 pm, our educators host Art Lab, a free gallery and art-making activity that fosters creativity, collaboration, and innovation among all ages. Families and individuals can drop in and participate in an educator-led exercise challenging the expectation of what art is and how it enhances our lives. Free.

ADMISSION is free. No RSVP is necessary.


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